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In this 2016 file photo, Dan Streib as the Flash lets fly at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser at Pla-Mor Lanes.

DECATUR — Pla-Mor Lanes, which has operated at 2121 N. 22nd St. since 1963, has closed indefinitely. 

A man who answered the phone at the bowling alley Monday evening confirmed the closure. He declined to give his name or a reason for the closure. The Pla-Mor Lanes website also states that the alley is closed, but its Perfect Angle Pro Shop will remain open to the public.

According to its website, Pla-Mor Lanes opened for business on Saturday, Aug. 31, 1963. The facility had 28 lanes and cost $200,000 to build.

A news article published in the Oct. 30, 1963 edition of the Decatur Herald said the bowling alley's grand opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured then-Decatur Mayor Ellis B. Arnold and several other speakers.

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Contact Jaylyn Cook at (217) 421-7980. Follow him on Twitter: @jaylyn_HR


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